Thursday, July 3, 2014

Throwback Thursday: The Day Lex Luger Went America All Over Everyone's Asses

July 4, 1993 was the date when the WWF decided to hold a patriotic celebration by seeing which red-blooded American could step up and bodyslam its gargantuan, 500+ lb. "Japanese" World Champion, Yokozuna. Many tried, everyone failed except for one. Lex Luger, up to this point, had been branded "The Narcissist," a vainglorious evildoer affiliated with Bobby "The Brain" Heenan and equipped with an "illegal" plate in his arm that was affixed there as part of his recuperation from a motorcycle accident. When he got off that chopper and put his belly to the bar, he changed into the all-American patriotic powerhouse who'd end up taking faltering during his run as WWE's top good guy. Hey, not every story has a happy ending. At least we'll always have the USS Intrepid.